Bristol Sounds returns to Canons Marsh Amphitheatre this June for a five-date nightly concert series, featuring some of the biggest and best names on the circuit as the sun sets over Bristol’s scenic Harbourside.  Between 26-30 June, Bristol Sounds is inviting Bloc Party, Tom Misch, Elbow, The Cat Empire and The Cinematic Orchestra to take …

Local jazz-infused electronica heavyweights Ishmael Ensemble have been making huge waves in the both in Bristol and beyond, since the release of their 2017 EP Songs for Knotty was championed by BBC6 Music and Gilles Peterson, and caught the attention of electronic and jazz fans alike.  This Friday, their debut album A State of Flow …

Ben Prok and James Fitch aka Prok | Fitch have earned worldwide recognition as key players in the dark and techy realms of house. The prolific duo rarely catch their breath with releases coming out of their pores, though at no cost to quality – holding an impressive 16 weeks at the top of the …

It’s been a long time since pop was a dirty word, with cool girls Lana Del Rey, MØ and Tirzah leading the revolution. Harvey Causon is one of the biggest names to come out of Bristol in the last year with his R&B-inflected blend of introspective pop and electronica; and the next name likely to …

When it was first announced that Tirzah would be headlining her first Bristol show at Trinity Centre I was beyond excited. This is one of those artists you always see announcing gigs in London, but rarely venture past their home turf. But with the 2018 release of her long-awaited debut album Devotion, Tirzah has finally …

Since lifting the lid on their biggest headliner yet back in February, with DJ EZ along with Headie One and Jaykae, Sequences have been teasing us with morsels of information about this year’s festival in August.  Last month, they announced a live performance of KOAN Sound’s Polychrome and a very special team up from Kings …

Mandem provides an online space for young men of colour to express themselves creatively, exploring ideas of culture, politics and identity through writing, film and music. Though Bristol-based, Mandem aims to attract a national audience – regardless of age, ethnicity, class or gender – to explore their content and join in with key discussions surrounding …

Hip Hop Coffee Shop are celebrating their first birthday this month with a no holds barred blowout. They will be trading intimate for outside, with a seven-hour day party on Blue Mountain’s rooftop terrace with a hefty crew of local boom bap talent, including Creatures of Habit, Split Prophets’ Res One and Hip Hop Coffee …

Since the release of their debut EP Steal the Sun in 2014, brothers Tom and Ian Griffiths aka ICARUS have emerged as another head-turning act emanating from the South West’s overflowing pool of electronic talent. Their versatile sound ranges from deep, underground club tracks to crossover airplay hits, as well as running their own record label …

Dan Chandler has certainly paid his dues in the Bristol music industry. Today, he’s one of the brains behind Bristol’s biggest city festival The Downs, helped mastermind the event that legitimised Lloyds Amphitheatre as a big name concert venue, and looks after tours for the likes of Nick Cave, Sleaford Mods and The Pixies up …